Family reunion to celebrate one of town’s founders

By DEMETRIUS THOMPSON,

On Saturday, dozens of visitors from all around the state and the nation will return to Newton to catch up with each other and honor one of the county’s most influential historical figures. The annual Doolittle family reunion will be held at the former home of Thomas Irish Doolittle, the site of the first Doolittle reunion 109 years ago.

Shooting suspect dies

By DEMETRIUS THOMPSON,

Less than two weeks after he was arrested in the shooting of Latrina Patrick, a Lawrence man has passed away. Newton County Sheriff Jackie Knight said Maurice Osborne Sr. died in the early morning hours on Monday, Sept.4 at Anderson's Medical Center in Meridian due to complications with his kidney.

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